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Clay Buchholz makes Red Sox even stronger

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – It was three months of tedious and frustrating baby-step throwing programs, rehab outings, setbacks, and daily updates.

Clay Buchholz finally broke through the curtain and onto the stage — a big one against David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays — with five scoreless innings Tuesday night in a 2-0 Red Sox win in Buchholz’s first major league start since June 8 because of shoulder/neck issues.

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